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PDF Spam: A Step Ahead of Image Spam

White Paper Published By: GFI
GFI
Published:  Jul 24, 2007
Type:  White Paper
Length:  6 pages

This white paper explains what makes spam such an unbearable problem and how spamming tactics are evolving daily to beat anti-spam software. The latest tactic is to use the common PDF file format to send image spam. By using PDF attachments to send images instead of embedding them in the body of the email message, spammers have taken the cat-and-mouse game with anti-spam software developers to a new level.



Tags : 
adobe, adobe acrobat, acrobat, gfi, spam, image spam, pdf spam, anti-spam, anti spam, email security, zombie, zombies, botnet, botnets, hacker, vulnerability, filtering, blocking, mailessentials, mail essentials

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